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Brubaker pitches, hits Pirates to 7-1 win over slumping Cubs

Brubaker allowed one run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings and had three RBIs at the plate to help lead the Pirates to victory.
Credit: AP
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher JT Brubaker delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — JT Brubaker pitched into the sixth inning and had the first three RBIs of his career to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 7-1. 

Brubaker allowed one run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings with four strikeouts and one walk. 

His two-run single down the right-field line capped a three-run second inning and gave the Pirates a 3-1 lead. 

Pittsburgh’s Bryan Reynolds had the third four-hit game of his career. 

Trevor Williams was hit hard in his return to Pittsburgh, where he spent the first five seasons of his career before being released in November.

 Pittsburgh will remain home today to host the San Diego Padres at 6:35 p.m.

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